Cinema Lab presents: Sunrise

posted by Sarah Vesely on 01/17/2017

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we will be screening
the hopelessly romantic, wonderfully poetic,
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.
It really is the best silent film
you've likely never seen.

This 1927 F.W Murnau film is on most
any list of must-see films, specifically
must-see silent films. Murnau is known
for his other classic masterpieces,
such as Nosferatu (1922) and Faust (1926).

Sunrise may sound like a simple plot--
a man fighting with good and evil,
deciding between his wife and a 
sophisticated woman from the big city,
but it is executed in a poetic and dreamy
style, enthralling its viewers from start to finish.
Murnau uses a wide range of revolutionary
cinematic techniques to push this story from
a simple movie to a poetic art film.


On February 15th, Cinema Lab
will explore the different cinematic
approaches Murnau and his crew took
to captivate his audience. We will follow
the screening with a group discussion
on how this film influenced others,
as well as where Murnau may have
drawn influences for it.

Tickets are available at
the Wealthy Theatre box office:
CMC Members: $5
Students: $6
Regular: $8

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